WARREN – State Sen. Robert Giuda, R-Warren, said after he tried to end an online friendship with a woman, she demanded “significant” money and made violent threats against him and his wife, Christine, who’s been in a coma for the past four years.
Giuda, a 68-year-old senator serving his second term, said for two months he shared with the woman “private conversations” and “photographs” and described “some of which are appropriate.”
The FBI is investigating the matter said Giuda who apologized to his friends and family for any embarrassment this incident has caused them.
Giuda said the relationship began due to “sadness and loneliness” that set in because the COVID-19 pandemic prevented him from visiting his wife who is in a southern New Hampshire health care facility more than 100 miles from his home.
“I realized that this online relationship was going places I didn’t want it to go, and